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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical system failures are one of the leading causes of fires and explosions in industrial buildings. Because of this, more Canadian businesses are starting to incorporate infrared thermographic scans into their regular preventative maintenance programs.
What is infrared thermography?
Infrared thermographic inspections can help you avoid costly system failures and prevent property damage, bodily injury and loss of income. The inspections involve the use of a thermal imager camera, to detect infrared radiation (heat) levels that can indicate issues in hidden electrical systems without have to shutdown your electrical system or equipment.
Infrared thermography also helps keep repair costs low by identifying which issues are the most hazardous and require immediate attention. You can then prioritize current or imminent issues, and conduct repairs on an as-needed basis.
Infrared technology can help detect:
- Faulty wiring
- Overloaded circuits
- Overloads and unbalanced loads
- Loose or deteriorated connections
- Inductive heating
- Overloaded systems
- Overheated motors
Hire a qualified thermographer and make infrared inspections a part of your regular preventative maintenance program
Infrared thermal inspections should always be performed by someone who is at least Level 1 certified and trained to read infrared thermographic scans.